Cheap Book Alert

Sorry for the double post today, but I am bringing great news to you!

In September I posted a book review on A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass.

Today I found out that this book is on sale. The e-book edition anyways. You can get the book on your Kindle or Nook for only $1.99!

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Purchase from Amazon or Barnes & Noble

Blurb from Goodreads:

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

 

If you haven’t read this yet, I would say now is the perfect time to get it! You don’t even have to have a Kindle or Nook to read it. I know that Amazon has a free Kindle App that you can download on your phone or computer to read e-books. So…you have no excuse to pass up this deal today!

A Writers Corner

A Writers Corner

Hello readers and writers and everyone in between! It’s Sunday. The day for us all to be lazy. Which is why this post is a mid day post. I actually had trouble deciding what I was going to post today. Then I decided I needed to set some goals!

Mainly goals for my writing. I haven’t written much of anything lately and it’s actually driving me a little crazy. I know that when I write I am in a better mood. I have said this time and again, yet I don’t listen to my own advice. There is something therapeutic about my fingers dancing across the keyboard, creating words, putting together sentences, and bringing things from my imagination to a form where I can share it with the world.

Then, I let the world in and I become afraid that I will never be as good as the greats (Ex. Stephen King). I’m afraid I will be laughed at and ridiculed. That I will be the author that other authors point out how horrible my writing is. How I should have taken classes or written more before I published. My biggest fear is Stephen King, some how coming across my book and using it to fuel the fire in his fireplace after reading the first chapter. Silly, I know. Isn’t that why we are writers though? Our imaginations run away with us.

Because of my lack of writing I have decided to set a few ground rules/goals for myself. And as I typed that last sentence I let something on my desk grab my attention in an effort to procrastinate.

Let’s get on to the goals for the rest of this month!

  1. Write everyday! On the big project that I have going. The re-write of my book that I have been working on for 8 years now. Ugh.
  2. Post everyday! I’m tired of seeing little gaps in my posting activity report. I hate it! Especially since I went 4 months straight (basically) posting every day. What happened to that drive? What happened to that girl?? (Look at how sad December looks!)Posting Activity
  3. Read more articles and columns about writing.
  4. Finally go through my Writers Market 2015 book and find contest and things that I can enter to push myself.
  5. Stop letting stupid things get in the way of my dreams!

I can do this. I know I can. I can finish this novel, finally. I can find an editor to help me polish it up and make it better. I will find a great, inexpensive, cover artist. I will make my dreams happen. I’m still not sure if I want to go the traditional route, or take the self-publishing route again. There are so many advantages to self-publishing, but I am horrible at self-promotion! But I can figure all that out when I am finally happy with my manuscript!

What are your goals for this month? It can be writing goals, reading goals, or just life goals. Give them to me!

What Are You Watching?

One thing I said I was going to do was talking about this year was some of the shows I am watching at the moment. Well…I have been watching a few shows. So let’s dive into a quick chat about what I am watching!

New Shows

Shadowhunters:

I wanted to talk about this show first because I was so exited for this one. I read the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. I saw the City of Bones movie. I love the whole Shadowhunters world. And then this show came out…I have basically hated every minute of the three episodes I pushed myself through.

Let me tell you, the acting in this show is so horrible. It just feels low budget and half thought out. The dialogue is boring, and it’s not nearly as magical as the books or the movie. I am terribly upset by this. Honestly, I feel like most of the blame goes to the girl cast as Clary, Katherine McNamara. Everything I have seen her acting in has been horrible. In everything I remember her in she has been this spoiled brat that gets upset when she doesn’t get her way. Sadly, she has brought this into Shadowhunters and Clary. I loved Clary in the books and the movie. I do not love the Clary of the TV show.

I will not continue watching this show. Not only because of the horrible acting and poorly written screenplay, but also, I feel like they just changed too much from the books. It just doesn’t feel like the same story and it’s no longer a story I am interested in.

Shannara Chronicles:

Another TV show based on a novel series. Unlike Shadowhunters, I absolutely love this show. It is so amazing! I have heard bad things about the book series, but watching the show makes me want to read the books. Although, I could be disappointed in one or the other after reading the book.

The acting is on point with this show, which honestly surprised me. I don’t know why, because Teen Wolf is an MTV original show and I love it. I just thought with this show being a high fantasy kind of show, that the budget wouldn’t cover the effects it would need to make the show amazing. I was so wrong!

I love Austin Butler, who plays Wil, one of the main characters. He is seriously gorgeous…the lips… Anyways. He is an amazing actor and I loved him in Switched at Birth. He is much better at playing a half elf, half human though.

The leading women of the show, Poppy Drayton (plays Princess Amberle), and Ivana Baquero (plays Eretria) are also amazing actors. I don’t recall any thing else that have played in, but their acting on this show makes me want to see more from them.

Seriously if you have not checked out this show, please take a couple of hours and watch the first two shows. I don’t think you need the first two to be hooked, but you know, just in case you have your doubts.

Lucifer:

This is another show I had my doubts about and I have only seen one episode. Not because I didn’t like the first, I just haven’t had time to watch the second episode. The first episode was very intriguing and I really enjoyed it. It’s a nice twist on the devil himself and what he might be like in real life.

But you see in the first episode, that him leaving hell to mingle among the humans is starting to change him. Then again, it seems like he was forced to be the king of hell, and it doesn’t really suit him. I am looking forward to seeing more of this show and I really hope the future episodes follow the first and keep me interested. There is so much they could do with the story line.

Returning Shows

Teen Wolf:

 

What really needs to be said about this show? It’s amazing, I love it, and this season has been incredible so far. I thought I would start getting bored at this point, but the show just keeps me on the edge of my seat!

The 100:

This show is in it’s third season and it just keeps getting better and better. Who hasn’t thought about what the world will be like when radiation forces us to escape into space and limited air supply sends us crashing back to the home once deemed unfit for human life?

Also, this was based on a book. I’m afraid to read the book. I’m thinking I will just wait until the show is cancelled (hopefully after several more successful seasons) before I even try reading the books.

There are many more shows that I watch…trust me. There are a ton. But, I have weeks to cover them. I want to start doing a recap/discussion on each episode. Short discussions for episodes I enjoyed with one or two comments, and more in depth discussion for episodes that leave my jaw in the floor.

I will also add times and days that these shows air. Call me lazy this week…I’m trying to get my stuff together to make my post better. Just hang in there with me while I figure it all out.

Tell me, what shows are you watching??

Friday Inspiration

Hello peeps! And happy Friday!

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Welcome back the Friday Inspiration! I’m too lazy to check, but I think I have done at least one of these this year. But it’s for sure back for good now. I even took it upon myself to make sure I don’t get in trouble for images I found on Pinterest by finding quotes that I like and adding my own background. I am working really hard this year with Photoshop to build up my skill and have more professional images. We will see how that goes. Moving on to why you are all here!

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All of these quotes have inspired me this week. Or rather, one day…because I searched for them all last night…Ugh, I’m horrible at planning out my blogs. But they have all inspired me to get off my lazy butt and get things in my life going again. I have to make this life work. We only have one and we can’t waste it on things we don’t want to do.

Do something great this coming week. Inspire others, inspire yourself. Enjoy the life you have been given.

What has inspired you this week??

Movie Review: The 5th Wave

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My Rating:
9.5 Stars

Overall Reaction:

I loved this movie. I have read the book…a few times actually. I went into this not expecting much. I thought it would be a great movie simply because of Chloe Moretz. I love her as an actress, she never disappoints. But I didn’t expect this to really follow the book to well.

It actually followed the book close enough to keep me happy. They made Teacup way to soft for my liking. She was a tough little girl in the book. The romance between Cassie and Evan didn’t really spark until they left his farm, which in the book the romance happened while they were at his farm.  And then there is the romance between Ringer and Zombie, which is not super prominent in the book, but it was almost non existent in the movie. My mom said she could tell there was a little something there, so maybe I am just being too harsh on the movie.

The Acting:

All the actors were so amazing! Chloe Moretz did not disappoint. She gave a great performance as I expected. Zackary Arthur (Sam) was such an amazing little actor and I loved Sam even more for Zackary’s acting. He is such a talented kid and I hope we see more from him.

Now, I don’t know if it was Maika Monroe, who played Ringer, or if it was just the character all together, but honestly I could not stand Ringer. I wanted to punch her half the time. Her only saving grace was towards the end of the movie, but again, it could just be the character and have nothing to do with the acting.

And how gorgeous is Alex Roe, who played Evan Walker. I know everyone is focused on Nick Robinson, who played Ben Parish and he is an amazing actor and adorable. But Alex Roe…the eyes maybe. Or maybe I just love Evan Walker more than Ben Parish? Am I too attached to the characters of the book and ignore the greatness of the characters of the movie?

The Story line:

Aside from the book, the story line was really well done. There was really nothing that a viewer would be lost about, that someone who read the book would understand. Everything was seamless and so well written. I feel like it was never lost that these were just teenagers and young kids, being forced to fight for their lives. Maybe it was the show of hormones that helped keep things in perspective.

Conclusion:

Please, do yourself a favor and go see this movie. It really is a fantastic movie and worth the 12 bucks to go to the theater to see it. It’s so full of emotion. There are moments where you will cry, moments where you will laugh, and moments where you will sit on the edge of your seat. Action, a little sprinkle of romance, and wonderful actors. If I wasn’t so broke, I would go see it again.

What Are You Reading?

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**Late Post today because I had some kind of issue and set the schedule for posting wrong…**

 

I have a confession to make. I have not been reading much! WAIT! Don’t throw your stones yet! I have been dealing with a lot of stress this month and…well, I sleep more than anything. I know, sorry excuse, but it happens!

What that being said, what I am reading isn’t much different from what I was reading the last “What are you Reading” post. Yep…same ol’ stuff.

I’m almost done with The Eye of Minds by James Dashner.

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It’s such a good book. I’m listening to it, so I only listen when I am driving to work. I have like 20 minutes left of the book.I know I could have sat down for a few minutes and finished it already, but I have a ritual…I listen when I drive to work. It helps me get through the work day. So I try to drag out the books I am listening to for as long as possible. Especially seeing as I only listen to one book a month.

You’re Never Weird on the Internet(Almost) by Felicia Day…

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This book kind of took a back seat when I started reading another book. I was trying to power through as many books as possible and I just killed myself or something and haven’t been able to finish anything. Ugh! And this book is so good! I just need to sit down one day and finish it!

Lastly, I am reading Turn Coat by Jim Butcher.

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Again, this is a really good book! I don’t know what my problem has been this past month, but I plan on finishing all of these books this week and moving on to my next pile of books that I want to read.

Since I am reading the same stuff, I thought I might add a little extra this week and let you know what is next on my TBR list!

First is Armada by Ernest Cline.

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I have been so excited for this book and I have been taking my sweet time getting to it.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

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The next book in the series comes out February 9th. I wanted to have it re-read before the book came out, but I may be a little late finishing it to read the next book. Don’t worry, I plan to finish both in the month of February.

Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash.

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This was suggested to me on Goodreads and I got it free on Netgalley, so I want to read this this month and put up a review!

Beautiful by Sarah Dawson Powell

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Sarah is my author of the month and I need to read her book so I can get to interview her. Yep, I am a little behind in all my stuff for this blog! I sometimes hate myself, but I am getting back on track!

 

That is what is to come and what is…what are you reading? What is your TBR for February? Let me know in the comments.

 

February Releases

Hey folks. Yep, it’s me again. Trying to get my sh…stuff together and get back to blogging like I used to…blogging like I love it again. Don’t get me wrong, I do love it, I just get sidetracked with everything else in the world…like sims!

But enough rambling, lets get on with this Sunday post.

Since there is only one other Sunday left if this month, I thought I would go ahead and prepare you for the great book releases of February!

These are books that I myself am looking forward to and are not even close to all the great books we will seen next month.

Also, did you know that new books are released on Tuesdays? So didn’t know that until I decided to start doing a releases post!

February 2nd-

 Unhooked by Lisa Mazwell: 
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For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

What got me with this book is the Neverland part…it’s almost like it’s going to be a sort of retelling. I originally looked into it because I thought it might be a story about Captain Hook…what can I say, I have a soft spot for the Hook. But, I am terribly intersted in this story and how things will go down.

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer:
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The Little Android: A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.
Glitches: In this prequel to Cinder, we see the results of the plague play out, and the emotional toll it takes on Cinder. Something that may, or may not, be a glitch….
The Queen’s Army: In this prequel to Scarlet, we’re introduced to the army Queen Levana is building, and one soldier in particular who will do anything to keep from becoming the monster they want him to be.
Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky: Thirteen-year-old Carswell Thorne has big plans involving a Rampion spaceship and a no-return trip out of Los Angeles.
The Keeper: A prequel to the Lunar Chronicles, showing a young Scarlet and how Princess Selene came into the care of Michelle Benoit.
After Sunshine Passes By: In this prequel to Cress, we see how a nine-year-old Cress ended up alone on a satellite, spying on Earth for Luna.
The Princess and the Guard: In this prequel to Winter, we see a game called The Princess
The Mechanic: In this prequel to Cinder, we see Kai and Cinder’s first meeting from Kai’s perspective.
Something Old, Something New: In this epilogue to Winter, friends gather for the wedding of the century…

These are the short stories written by Marissa Meyer. I am not going to lie, I have fallen in love with the whole Lunar Chronicles series. I love a fairy tale retelling and I just can’t help myself. I have already read The Little Android and it’s just as amazing as the Lunar Chronicles. Marissa Meyer will not let us down.

Starflight by Melissa Landers

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Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world–and each other–the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…

I am a sucker for space travel! Like…seriously, I want to travel space and time with the Doctor (Doctor Who nerd here) and I want to read anything and everything that involves space travel. YES! Just the cover alone had me.

February 9th-

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard:

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Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Yes!!! I read Red Queen last year and I fell in love with the story and the characters. I finished reading it while I was at the beach and I had to hold back my squeals of excitement while I was reading on the beach. As well as my heavy sighs and fits of giggles when I finished the book. One thing is for sure, I will be getting this book and I will read Red Queen again before getting into this one! I can’t wait!

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan:

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Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

Moment of honesty, I just read about this one. The reason I want to read it is because it sounds like a mix of Rapunzel and Snow White. And the more I look at the cover the more I hate it…I just don’t like it. It makes me think of 80’s claymation. But the story sounds intriguing, so I want to check it out.

February 16-

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

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Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

Snow White retelling. I can’t help it!! I love Disney movies and all the wonderful princesses. I love even more when great writers take those fairy tales and twist them into something new. I could read a million retellings and never get tired of them!

Riders by Veronica Rossi

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For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen–Conquest, Famine, and Death–are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now–bound, bloodied, and drugged–Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for–not to mention all of humankind–he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

Come on! This is another kind of story that I love. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse. And this story is about a teenager who dies, just to become War! Okay, so maybe I just love stories about the Apocalypse…post apocalypse…you know, the scary “end-of-the-world” stuff.

February 23

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

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When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years — a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

Who doesn’t love Aladdin?? Or jinni’s? And three wishes? I want three wishes. I would wish to be as rich as Bill Gates. To be slim (healthy slim) and never have trouble with my weight again. And then…I would free the jinni because I don’t have any other wishes.

The cover of this book is gorgeous and I need it for my collection. And it has a nice rating on Goodreads so far, so I’m guessing the lucky folks who have already had their hands on this book enjoyed it.

Firstlife by Gena Showalter

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Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

There are a few reasons I want this book. It’s possibly my second most anticipated book of February. First reason being that it’s Gena Showalter. She writes amazing adult novels, but I recently read her YA novles “The White Rabbit Chronicles” and I fell in love with this series. I devoured those books and I just know that this new YA series by Showalter is going to be just as good as the last one. The second reason I am looking forward to this is because of the storyline. It’s so unique and thought provoking. Third reason…COVER! It’s so pretty!

 

That is all I have for you today. It’s not a lot…basically because I am not rich and I have put on my blinders to keep from going broke in February. But if there is a book that you are looking forward to, let me know! Especially, if you feel I need to add it to my list.

What books are you looking forward to next month? Any of the ones listed here?

Toodles for now!

Friday Inspiration

I’m trying folks. So hard, to get back into my blogging schedule. I don’t know what the problem is. It’s something I want to do, I just don’t have the energy to care…I guess. I don’t know. But! I am trying.

For this weeks inspiration I decided to pay tribute to the two wonderful people the world lost this week. David Bowie and Alan Rickman. I am not even going to tell you have devastating this week has been for me, because I am sure it has been just as much so for many people around the world.

David Bowie Lyric Quote. Never look back, walk tall, act fine.:

I don't know where I'm going from here but I promise it won't be boring. #DavidBowie:

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Me too Mr. Rickman, me too and thanks for bringing this book to life for us all. Great Harry Potter quote from Alan Rickman.:

 

"If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust."  ~Alan Rickman:

I’m telling you, the world of fantasy has lost such great people this week. Let’s hope Steven Moffat has no control of the story line for the rest of 2016.

Goblin King, Goblin King

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Where ever you may be…

I know, I am a few days late with this, but I am secretly still waiting for someone to tell me this was an elaborate hoax and Bowie is actually okay and laughing his butt off at the distress he caused everyone.

Though, I don’t think Mr. Bowie would actually take pleasure in causing his fans so much stress.

I have had a love for David Bowie since I was a little girl. Labyrinth has always (and will be forever) been my favorite movie. Besides the movie, I loved Bowie because he was so different from everyone else, and he didn’t care. He let his freak flag fly and he just didn’t care. He was the first person in my weird little life that made it okay to be weird. So, yes the news of his passing was a little devastating.

It was more devastating because it’s Bowie!! The Goblin King. The Goblin King is immortal. He isn’t supposed to pass away.

I actually had to go to work after finding out and I spent the whole day moping around and pouting. No one at work understood why I was so distraught. Which actually made me so mad.

As a way to end this I would like to share the great Goblin King in one of my favorite songs ever.

 

Did you love David Bowie? Were you devastated too?

What Are You Reading?

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Hello! Happy New Year! I’m Heather, in case you forgot. Yeah, I know, I took a bit of a break. I had some things to figure out. I was going to redo my blog, but then I just didn’t have the time. But here I am, back to the blogging world. I missed you!

Enough of that. Don’t hug me! ;)

Let’s get on with the show. What are you, or have you, started off the year reading?

I reached my 50 books last year and I set another goal for this year for another 50 books. Sadly, I have not made it past the fact that I love to read more than one book at a time. I just need to read more. The way my life has been lately, I need more than one world to jump into at the end of the day. Granted, I am only reading three books at the moment. One is an audio book and the other is more of a memoir.

The first book is a nerdtastic novel by Felicia Day.

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It has been amazing reading this book. I can hear Felicia talking as I read the book. It’s just fun to see such a stranger, quirky, and nerdy person be so okay with her weirdness. It helps me be okay with my own weirdness.

The next nook is my continuation of the Dresden Files series, Turn Coat by Jim Butcher.

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The last Dresden Files book that I read was in October. So..It was time to jump back into the world of Harry Dresden. I missed you Dresden. <3

The audio book that I am listening to is The Eye of Minds by James Dashner.

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There are two reasons I started reading this book. One, I loved the Maze Runner series by James Dashner. At least the first two of the series. And 2, I am obsessed with books about gaming. If there is a possibility that the character is going to get stuck in a game or have to fight some real life problem from the game…I am all there. I don’t play a lot of games, but when I do play I get sucked into them hard. Which is why I love these books. It’s just amazing to think that this could actually be where the world is headed. Where we are all more comfortable logging into some virtual reality to meet up, rather than meet in person.

I’m so excited to start my reading year off with these books. I hope that this is a sign that the books read in 2016 are going to be even better than the books of 2015.

 

What are you reading?